The CIA attacks on the Senate, designed to impede, alter or influence the outcome of a report on torture, coupled with a lack of concern from the White House and the Department of Justice, as well as apparently by the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee itself, are another example of our new world, a Post-Constitutional America where the old rules of an aging republic no longer apply.
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday July 11, 2014 3:50 pm|
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday June 29, 2014 8:00 pm|
Anyone who thinks Congress (especially Congressional Republicans) will happily and readily go along with anything Obama says he wants, raise your hand. Then smack yourself on the forehead with it.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday June 23, 2014 9:37 am|
Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday June 19, 2014 10:29 am|
At 12:30 ET President Obama will give a statement on Iraq.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday June 16, 2014 7:48 am|
America’s wars in the Middle East exist in a hallucinatory space that imagines Blue Forces fighting Red Forces, Saving Private Ryan but with more sand. Instead, in Iraq right now, there are multiple layers of war going on. For those who like to look ahead a bit, you may feel free to substitute “Syria” for “Iraq” in the rest of this article. Most of this also applies to Libya, Afghanistan and pretty much the rest of the post-9/11 conflicts.
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday June 13, 2014 9:14 am|
The events unfolding now in Iraq are inevitable. They are the latest iteration of all the good we failed to do from day one of America’s ill-fated invasion in 2003.
|By: Deena Stryker Tuesday June 10, 2014 5:50 pm|
You may be noticing the slightly confused expression on Obama’s face when he talks about the foreign affairs these days: he almost seems to be apologizing for contradictions that are obvious to even the most casual observers.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday June 4, 2014 8:00 am|
It was almost as if Obama was ashamed of what he did. Likely, he is. And it’s all because of Guantanamo.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday May 5, 2014 8:55 am|
Weird conservative media, you are wrong about the Vietnam study. People who think they should write in and criticize me for liking or hating Obama, you are too shallow to get this is all not about “liking” a leader anyway, plus of course the fact that Obama himself had nothing to do with an individual NIH grant.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 21, 2014 7:58 am|
The Obama administration is planning to grant clemency to a large number of nonviolent drug offenders who were saddled with obscene terms thanks to mandatory minimum laws. These tough-on-drug laws that were popular three decades ago have played a big role in the explosion of the American prison population.